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Accuracy of Behavioral Health Variables in Oregon National Violent Death Reporting System Data: A Linked Cohort Study
Highlights a study on the accuracy of the reported behavioral health variables in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) linked with Veterans Affairs data from 2003-2017 in Oregon. Compares VA and NVDRS behavioral health variables, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, depression, and rurality of resident location, among others.
Author(s): Kathleen F. Carlson, Tess A. Gilbert, Susan DeFrancesco, et al.
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 9, 29
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Outcomes of Farm Compared to Nonfarm Pediatric Injuries: A Propensity-Matched Analysis
Compares the outcomes of pediatric injuries received in farm and non-farm locations. Looks at a number of factors, including length of hospital stay, admission to intensive care unit, and mortality. Breaks down data by sex, race, and pediatric trauma-level designation, among other measures.
Author(s): Michael C. Larkins, Ashish Khanchandani, Dmitry Tumin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Lifetime History of TBI with Loss of Consciousness and Disability among Appalachian and Rural Residents: 2016–2019 Ohio BRFSS
Examines the association between lifetime history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and disability. Utilizes data from the 2016–2019 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze 16,941 respondents and how TBI and disability are associated with demographic information such as gender, age, race, rural status, and/or Appalachian location.
Author(s): Robyn Feiss, John D. Corrigan, Kele Ding, et al.
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 9, 25
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2019 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department (ED) hospital visits. Table 1 provides metropolitan/nonmetropolitan ED visit data based on hospital location. Table 2 includes metro/nonmetro ED visit data by location of patient residence. Table 14 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Firearm Safety in Rural America
Policy brief describing the prevalence of firearm-related injuries and death in rural areas. Offers policy recommendations to mitigate the risk of rural firearm injury and death.
Author(s): Eneka Lamb, Ada Pariser, Andy Fosmire
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Federal Programs Provide Support for Preventing Falls, but Program Reach is Limited
Provides an overview of nine federal programs designed to provide evidence-based falls prevention, home assessments, or home modifications for older adults and adults with disabilities. Explores what federal agencies know about how these programs affect participants' health and to what extent agencies coordinate their efforts and provide consumer information. Includes data on the estimated percentage of falls among adults with disabilities by demographic characteristics and identifies programs serving rural communities.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Increased Rates of Death from Unintentional Injury among Non-Hispanic White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Non-Metropolitan Communities
Examines the rate of fatal and nonfatal injuries in non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas, and the association with race/ethnicity. Uses information from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey public use datafile for 2018. Features statistics including estimated rate of nonfatal unintentional injuries among people seeking treatment at hospitals, deaths from unintentional injuries, and age-adjusted death rates for all causes of unintentional injury from 2014-2018, with breakdowns by metropolitan and non-metropolitan location.
Author(s): Lindsey R. Hammerslag, Jeffery Talbert, Tyrone F. Borders
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2020 Data: Passenger Vehicles
National data on traffic crashes involving passenger vehicles. Features statistics from 2011-2020 with breakdowns by vehicle type, time of day, fatalities, and state, among other measures. Includes breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Reversing 20 Years of Rural Mortality Improvement
Slides that present disparities in COVID-19 mortality according to race/ethnicity and rural versus urban populations. Tracks changing mortality data from 1999 to 2020 for chronic diseases and behavioral health issues, such as cancer, diabetes, suicide, substance abuse, and unintentional accidents.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Elizabeth Crouch, Christina Andrews
Date: 05/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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2022 Fact Sheet: Childhood Agricultural Injuries
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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